The Great Caruso (1951)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Sonya Levien, William Ludwig, suggested by the biography of Enrico Caruso by Dorothy Caruso.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Johnny Green, Peter Herman Adler.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Gabriel Scognamillo.  Costume Design by Helen Rose, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Gene Ruggiero.  Academy Awards 1951.  …

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Green Book (2018)

PETER FARRELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Participant Media, DreamWorks, Amblin Partners, Innisfree Pictures, Wessler Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly.  Cinematography by Sean Porter.  Produced by Jim Burke, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Charles B. Wessler.  Music by Kris Bowers.  Production Design by Tim Galvin.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Patrick J….

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Gas-s-s-s (Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It) (1970)

ROGER CORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1970.  San Jacinto Productions.  Screenplay by George Armitage.  Cinematography by Ron Dexter.  Produced by Roger Corman.  Music by Country Joe and the Fish.  Production Design by David Nichols.  Costume Design by Vana Carroll.  Film Editing by George Van Noy.   Roger Corman combines environmental activism, counterculture exploitation and something of a response to Easy Rider into a flat, forgettable…

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God’s Own Country (2017)

FRANCIS LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2017.  British Film Institute, Creative England, Met Film Production, Shudder Films, Inflammable Films, Magic Bear Productions.  Screenplay by Francis Lee.  Cinematography by Joshua James Richards.  Produced by Manon Ardisson, Jack Tarling.  Music by Dustin O’Halloran, Adam Wiltzie.  Production Design by Stephane Collonge.  Costume Design by Sian Jenkins.  Film Editing by Chris Wyatt.   Love is…

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Game Night (2018)

JOHN FRANCIS DALEY, JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Aggregate Films, Davis Entertainment, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Mark Perez.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Jason Bateman, John Davis, John Fox, James Garavente.  Music by  Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by David Egan, Jamie Gross, Gregory Plotkin.   Party game enthusiasts…

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Go Go G-Boys (Dang wo men tong zai yi qi) (2006)

JONG-JONG YU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Taiwan, 2006.  Times Entertainment, Sky Digi Entertainment.  Cinematography by Yi-Mao Su.   Incomprehensible nonsense about a young man who needs money to pay off his girlfriend’s debts.  He sees the perfect opportunity in a reality TV beauty and music contest for gay men that his best friend is entering, deciding to hide…

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The Greatest Showman (2017)

MICHAEL GRACEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2017.  Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Screenplay by Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Laurence Mark, Jenno Topping.  Music by John Debney, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Joseph Trapanese.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Tom Cross, Robert Duffy, Joe Hutshing, Michael McCusker,…

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The Golden Clown (Klovnen) (1926)

A.W. SANDBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Denmark, 1926.  Nordisk Film.  Screenplay by Poul Knudsen, A.W. Sandberg.  Cinematography by Christen Jørgensen.  Music by Walter Schrøder.  Production Design by Carlo Jacobsen, Poul Kanneworff. A family of travelling circus performers includes a married couple and their daughter Daisy, accompanied wherever they go by Joe, a young man they took in from a…

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Gloria (2013)

SEBASTIAN LELIO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Chile/Spain, 2013.  Fabula, Nephilim Producciones, Forastero.  Screenplay by Sebastian Lelio, Gonzalo Maza.  Cinematography by Benjamin Echazarreta.  Produced by Luis Collar, Juan de Dios Larrain, Pablo Larrain.  Production Design by Marcela Urivi.  Costume Design by Eduardo Castro.  Film Editing by Sebastian Lelio, Soledad Salfate.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013.   A middle-aged single woman in Santiago, divorced for twelve years and living…

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Gunga Din (1939)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Story by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Screenplay by Joel Sayre, Fred Guiol, inspired by the poem by Rudyard Kipling.  Cinematography by Joseph H. August.  Produced by George Stevens.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Henry Berman, John Lockert.  Academy Awards 1939.   It’s fun in…

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The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Mark-Lee Kirk.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1940.   One of John Ford’s best films is this…

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Girl 6 (1996)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by  Suzan-Lori Parks.  Cinematography by Malik Hassan Sayeed.  Produced by Spike Lee.  Music by Alex Steyermark.  Production Design by Ina Mayhew.  Costume Design by Sandra Hernandez.  Film Editing by Samuel D. Pollard.  Cannes Film Festival 1996. Theresa Randle  plays a struggling actress who takes a job at…

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